Here’s the problem with featuring an "affordable house plans" category... Everyone has their own definition of what an affordable house plan is. Furthermore, the total cost to build a home plan depends on a whole lot of different factors, such as building location and building materials. Building a home in Wichita, Kansas with modestly priced materials, for example, will likely have a very different final price tag than building the same home in, say, San Francisco, California with premium materials. So, please take that into consideration as you browse the below collection.
One of the reasons why the below house plans have been categorized as "affordable" is because they’re smaller than most. A smaller sized home plan typically leads to significant savings in land, materials, and labor costs. Moreover, a small house plan trims away excess by streamlining the home's footprint with fewer foundation corners, reducing the number of purely decorative add-ons (like lots of dormers), and maximizing layout space inside. That leaves you with money to spend on the upgrades you really want -- like flooring and kitchen cabinets -- or, simply, to save.
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Related categories include: Starter House Plans, Empty Nest House Plans, and Green House Plans.